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How We Collect Your Information
HotBachelorette.com logs IP addresses (the location of your computer on the Internet) for system administration, troubleshooting, and to examine overall web traffic trends. This information is aggregated and compiled together as a whole, in other words, we do not attempt to identify you, or anyone, individually, but observe all IPs as a group and the information is recorded for administrative and marketing purposes. IP addresses are not linked to any personal information that we may collect or you may provide to us.
HotBachelorette.com uses a cookie, a small data file stored on your computer, to customize portions of our site to your preferences. For example, HotBachelorette.com uses a cookie to identify you as a return reader or a new reader. This way, you answer certain questions only once and not every time you visit our site. The cookie by itself doesn’t tell us, or anyone else, who you are, what your email address is, or identify any other personal information. You provide that information when, and if, you register with HotBachelorette.com, and only HotBachelorette.com has access to that information – we do not share any of your personal information with our partners unless you explicitly agree to it. If you choose set up your browser to reject all cookies, please understand that you may be limited to some the areas or functionality within HotBachelorette.com. For more information on cookies, please see the definition of an HTTP Cookie.
You can browse HotBachelorette.com and read our editorial content without registering or providing any personal information. However, there are sections of HotBachelorette.com that are more personalized, and in order to participate and view these areas, you may be asked to provide us with information such as: your name, email address, mailing address, bachelorette party date, wedding date, and your particular role in the wedding. We may ask to collect similar information from Hotbachelorette.com users who opt to participate in our contests, promotional events and live events. If we ask for personal information, you will have the option to provide your information to us and we will make you fully aware of our intent and how your information will be used.
We offer message boards, web pages for personal submissions, chat rooms and web pages where you can add your personal photos on our website. Any information you voluntarily release to us, email to us, upload to our site, upload to any of our social web properties, or any information you disclose when you post to one of these areas becomes public information. And, any information you disclose to us (HotBachelorette.com), by your own submission, may be used by us for online and offline promotional purposes. We may also use the information you provide to us, including your likeness, for any commercial uses at our discretion. Please also be aware, that if you choose to post any comments on our website, on our message boards or our social properties, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit is public and can be read, collected, or used by other users of those areas, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for any personally identifiable information you choose to submit. Please do not post personal information about yourself, your spouse, your friends or any other person that you do not want saved, reproduced or re-used.
If you choose to use any of our “share” functions, either on our website or from our newsletter, which allows you to send an email message to specified addresses and which contains a link to an article on our website that you think may be of interest to your friend(s), we will ask you for the email address(es) that the message should be sent to. An automatically generated email will be sent inviting recipient(s) to read the article on HotBachelorette.com. This information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and we may track the success of the share features on The Site. In some instances, third-party sponsorships and promotions may be featured on HotBachelorette.com, we offer a similar share function for these types of promotions. We do not share the information with the third-party unless we ask for our permission, you will have to opt-in to have that information released to the third-party. At any time, you, or anyone you share our site with, may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your information removed from our database.
What We Do With the Information We Collect
Information we collect from your registration to the Hottie Club helps us to improve the information we provide to you, it also helps us customize certain pages of our site, and update you about HotBachelorette.com. On occasion, HotBachelorette.com does share names, postal addresses, email addresses, and other contact and/or demographic information with approved and relevant organizations that have specific product and service offers we think may be of interest to you based on the information you provided to us when you registered for the Hottie Club or HotBachelorette.com. We may also share member information with partner retailers or partner event producers in order to complete orders or event sign-ups you have requested. You may choose at any time to remove your name and contact information from these lists by or by contacting us via email email@example.com (please include your name, address, and email) or by phoning us at 312.970.0659.
Changing Your Personal Information and/or Newsletter Subscription
You can update your personal information, including subscriptions to our email newsletters, at any time. To unsubscribe from the Hottie Club (newsletter), please follow the instructions on the bottom of each email newsletter. In order to be removed from any or all HotBachelorette.com membership areas, or to unsubscribe from the mailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Party Sites
HotBachelorette.com contains links to other websites, we do not own or manage these websites. HotBachelorette.com cannot be responsible for the content on these other websites that we do not own or manage. We also cannot be responsible for private information that you may choose to share with them. Please note: any information you release directly to third-parties who provide services to HotBachelorette.com, such as any vendors in HotBachelorette.com Shop or other sites you encounter on the Internet, including sites that may be co-branded with HotBachelorette.com, or have the HotBachelorette.com “badge”, may be subject to different rules of use or disclosure. You should investigate these third-party sites, their disclosure policies and privacy policies and ask questions before you give up your personal information to third parties.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve our ads on our Web site. These third-party advertising companies employ cookie and a 1×1 pixel .gif, or a tiny image, to track, measure and improve their ads. These third-party companies may use anonymous information about your visits to our website and their websites. This information can include: the date/time of the ad shown, the particular ad that was shown, their cookie, your IP address. This information can also be used for online preference marketing purposes.
If you would like to prevent a third-party advertiser from collecting data, currently you may either visit each ad network’s web site individually and opt-out or visit the Network Advertising Initiative gateway site to opt-out of all network advertising cookies – this will remove you from all third party advertising. Visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/optout_problems.asp – you can review the third-party advertising companies’ privacy policies.
Procedures to Protect Your Security
Your privacy is very important to HotBachelorette.com and we take it seriously, but due to the existing legal regulatory and security environment, we cannot fully ensure that your private communications and other personally identifiable information will not be disclosed to third parties. Although we do our best to protect our members and our users, under certain circumstances, the government, or third parties, may lawfully or unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. In the unlikely event we need to investigate or resolve possible problems or inquiries, we may need to disclose information about you to private entities, law enforcement, or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, when we believe it is necessary or appropriate.
HotBachelortte.com uses standard industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information, such as firewalls. We also take strong precautions to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. The HotBachelorette.com servers that store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, there are times where we may need to disclose personal information – when required by law, wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, if we receive a court order, or legal process served on our Web site.
If at some point in the future, there is a change to our information usage practices that affect your personally identifiable information, we may notify you by email of the relevant changes.
We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please check back often. If we make changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.
Please also visit our Disclosure page and our About Us page for more information.